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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Adults who remember the Choose Your Own Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel - Kindle edition by Heather. Pretty Little Mistakes. View PDF. book | Fiction | UK & Canada → Headline Publishing. US → HarperCollins. Media. Pretty Little Mistakes. Pretty Little. Congratulations - You just won $22 million in the Lottery! So what happens next? In Heather McElhatton's second do-over novel, Million Little Mistakes, you win.

Should you do the right thing and go to college? Or why not walk on the wild side and travel? With more than possible endings sewn into this startlingly fresh and original debut, you can experience lives taken to the depths of misery, or the heights of happiness and fulfilment. I was trawling my local library earlier this week and stumbled across this book. But upon discovering it was a choose your own adventure story for adults, I simply had to give it a go. Pretty Little Mistakes is simply put a choose your own adventure type story for adults.

There is one beginning and possible endings, and the story you read is completely up to your own decisions. There were a lot of options though — endless ones really — and the multiple adventures I took were a lot of fun in hindsight because of how crazy and different they were to my real life experiences. In my first life I travelled Europe disastrously, before getting a call from my mum to return home because she was sick, and my plane literally falling out of the sky on its homeward journey.

In another I found myself accidentally discovered by a talent agency, before being cast in a Hollywood movie that made me a superstar — which I all gave up for my lesbian jewellery making lover sometime later before moving to Galway. Another life I was a painter set up for life after a tragic shooting at a grocery store … oh and I lived to a in this one. Another I joined the circus, visited Germany, fell in love.

The possibilities for this book are endless. It does however make it a quick read, as each life can be read in roughly five minutes depending on the choices you personally make. But then again what do you really expect from a choose your own adventure book?

The real world is often boring in comparison. All in all, Pretty Little Mistakes is a little book of fun. It was however a bit of fun and a lovely little ode to my childhood and the style of books I loved back then.

Despite not being my favourite book by a long stretch or even a particularly profound one, this book does leave you with one clear and valuable message: The choice is yours. The Future is yours.

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Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. With her follow-up, Million Little Mistakes, she takes readers on a wild and addictive ride that can alternately lead to happiness, riches, love, loss, death, and many more endings Get A Copy. Paperback , pages.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Million Little Mistakes , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about Million Little Mistakes. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Dec 25, Sara Bakhshi rated it did not like it Shelves: I didn't like the story, It was so simple and not interesting.

Aug 20, Helen Dunn rated it it was ok. This is a "Choose your own adventure" book for grown-ups. The premise is that you've won 22 million dollars in the lottery and you get to choose what happens as you make decisions about how to spend the money.

Awesome concept, right? Unfortunately, the book is not so awesome.

There's kind of a nasty, mean-spirited edge to the main character that that keeps me from truly enjoying it. Still, it's the perfect mindless type of book to read at the beach or on an airplane. I think I'll continue with th This is a "Choose your own adventure" book for grown-ups. I think I'll continue with the adventures for the rest of the summer and will update my review with an extra star if I start to encounter some more light-hearted stories as I make different choices.

Feb 23, Kaci Kennedy rated it really liked it Shelves: A cute little choose your own adventure adult book. Feb 27, Allison rated it did not like it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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I like the concept of this book. I even like the premise: The problem is that no matter what path one chooses, something bad is surely to happen. I know there must be choices because what's a choose-your-adventure book without that? The issue I had was that no matter what option I chose, time after time, it all led to bad times and ultimate unhappiness.

In fact, I got so tired of nothing ever really going right that I didn't bother to "have" all the I like the concept of this book. In fact, I got so tired of nothing ever really going right that I didn't bother to "have" all the adventures that this book offers. After a while, I just figured why bother, nothing good is going to happen or if it does, it won't last.

Knowing that at every turn I had nothing positive to look forward to was depressing. Life is depressing enough without a book bringing me down. At the end of the day, if I had to choose all over again like is possible in this book , I'd choose to leave this one of the shelf, unopened and un-downloadd.

Mar 02, Tracy T rated it really liked it. Aug 17, Amanda rated it liked it. I won this book as a GoodReads First Reads giveaway. I was super excited to get started reading as I have always been a book lover and enjoyed "Choose Your Own Adventure" as a kid. Imagine the possibilities if those books were stretched to the size of the adult world! The tone and word choice of the book is sarcastic and a little cynical.

Something about it reminded me of going to college during the "grunge" craze - I think it was the affected angst.

Pretty little mistakes : a do-over novel

College angst is something I have happily gotten over, so the tone here wasn't my favorite, but I do think it was good that there was a definite point of view. It's just hard to connect this tone - different from my own - with the "you".

Similarly, the choices and consequences in this book are very creative and wide reaching. I read through 5 times making different choices and found myself in a variety of places and situations. Like other reviews have mentioned, the opportunity to make the choice I instinctively would have made was limited beyond the initial choices of "keep my job or quit"?

And "keep the boyfriend or leave? Do I want to become a stripper or work at a gun store? Is there a "none of the above" option?

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Again, the creativity was definitely there. Overall, I found the book entertaining and like the format of participating in the novel by choosing the direction it would take. My disappointment was in what I felt was the lack of depth of the writing overall. I expected that the plot in each section would be more developed, but instead I felt like a choice was made and I was rushed through a page or two with the sole goal being to reach the next choice. Once the surprise of where the choice led happened, there wasn't much there.

Sep 29, Heather rated it liked it Shelves: A choose-your-own-adventure book for adults! I'm too enthusiastic about the concept to even pretend that this is a guilty pleasure.

Million Little Mistakes will never make it to the literary canon, but to her credit, Heather McElhatton makes no attempt to pretend that her book is anything more than it is and is very tongue-in-cheek with the ridiculous conclusions to many of her "adventures. I also may have turned A choose-your-own-adventure book for adults! I also may have turned into a particularly vindictive mushroom.

Silly, but could be entertaining for when you're on public transportation, at the beach, or in the bubble bath. Apr 19, Ruth Crocker rated it liked it Shelves: Very entertaining and it would make a good beach read or book for travel. Well researched and creative. It doesn't work that way. You pick one of two options and follow that storyline.

It's still the book character's life, not yours. Enjoy it for funsies and it's a lot less frustrating. Ju Very entertaining and it would make a good beach read or book for travel. Just like life lol I am not good at making choices Nov 09, Erin Bomboy rated it really liked it.

I appreciate this choose-your-own-adventure book much more as a re-read. Maybe it's because I'm almost a decade older than when I originally swept through its pages, and I appreciate the way choices — even the most thoughtful, thought-out ones — have unintended consequences.

While we like to pretend we're the sole architects of our lives, taking ownership for all our trials and triumphs, the truth is that life can bend and break us regardless of the fight we put up. Heather McElhatton has a stro I appreciate this choose-your-own-adventure book much more as a re-read.

Heather McElhatton has a strong authorial presence even with the necessary use of the second-person narrator. Her tone is cynical, sarcastic, self-aware. It's like chatting with one of your favorite Gen X actors as they crack you up with their tales of woe that, in their retelling, are hilarious. I applaud her inventiveness in the various plot strands. So choices. I bought a socialite's life in New Orleans, had sexy good times with a bunch of wastrels, and went on a deadly around-the-world cruise.

Sometimes, I ended up broke and happy while, other times, I was rich and angry. If you like irony the real definition, not the kind Alanis Morisette sang about , then you'll enjoy this.The charities are even vicious. Million Little Mistakes will never make it to the literary canon, but to her credit, Heather McElhatton makes no attempt to pretend that her book is anything more than it is and is very tongue-in-cheek with the ridiculous conclusions to many of her "adventures.

This site uses cookies. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Was that supposed to be funny? One word about format, though, I read it on kindle, which worked out ok, since I have an Oasis.

This is not happiness. I was constantly flipping pages and then starting over again and again and again. I found I rather enjoyed the concept of the "modern day" version of such, but it left me wanting a little more. But then again, I've never read a book for adults with a second person narrative where the reader chooses their own story, so I don't really have anything to compare it too either.